Bhishma and Parshurama – Two great warriors

Bhishma and Parshurama

The battle between Bhishma and Parshurama Amba’s abduction Bhishma (son of Shantanu and Ganga) was a great archer and a warrior. He is known for his vow of celibacy and skills in the Mahabharata. He had the task of  finding a bride for his half-brother,  Vichitravirya.  He abducted princesses Amba, Ambika and Ambalika of Kashi … Read more

Arjuna and Kirata

Arjuna receiving Pashupata

 Arjuna and Kirata There is a humbling story about Arjuna who was humbled by Kirata. The world’s greatest archer, did not know how to beat an ordinary Kirata. He was made to understand that being greatest archer did not mean he was invincible. Mukasura and his death Arjuna did great penance in quest of Divyastras. … Read more

Seven unknown facts from Mahabharata

Lord Krishna

Even Lord Krishna was once rendered helpless. This was not with force, but with love. The youngest Pandava, Sahadev once tied him with love and affection. People do not know that Sahadeva was a great astrologer as well. Untold, Unknown facts from Mahabharata The epic Mahabharata has many instances which reveal various aspects of human … Read more

Marriage of Bhima and Hidimba – The Mahabharata

 Hidimba and Bhima After Pandavas fled from the fire of Lakshagriha, the came to a forest. After walking for hours, they came to the part of the forest where a demon named Hidimb and his sister Hidimba lived. The forest Hidimb was a ferocious demon with a great appetite for human flesh. He sensed very soon … Read more

How Pandavas saved at Lakshagriha ( The lacquer house)

 Vidura, Pandavas and Lakshagriha Once, Duryodhana asked his father Dhritrashtra to send the new yuvraj to Varnavat for yearly festival. Dhritrashtra could not refuse Duryodhana and he requested eldest pandava to visit the Varnavat as his representative. All five pandavas alongwith their mother Kunti reached Varnavat. Meanwhile Duryodhana sent Purochana to build a palace which … Read more

The story of Raja Parikshit and snake sacrifice by Janmejaya

 Birth and formative years Parikshit was born to Uttara and Abhimanyu. He was the grandson of Arjuna and he was saved by Lord Krishna in the womb of his mother, when Ashwaththama directed Brahmastra on him. Since the baby had been protected by Vishnu in his form of Krishna, the brahmanas proposed that he should … Read more

Seven occasions when Lord Krishna saved Pandavas

Lord Krishna

Shri Krishna saved Pandavas on numerous occasions. Pandavas could not have survived the various designs of Shakuni and Duryodhana, if Shri Krishna would not have been around. Here are some of the interesting incidents when lord saved Pandavas. Saving from wrath of Sage Durvasa Sage Durvasa has been famous for his ill temper and curses. … Read more